It seems Caitlyn’s pants are always too short. Sometimes this condition coincides with wear and tear, and then we call the pants “grubby” and she wears them for things that involve dirt and mud (p-patch work parties, walking in the woods, puddle stomping, etc).
And sometimes the pants are in perfectly serviceable shape. They are just too short.
I don’t know why it’s never occurred to me before to just make the pants longer. I’ve had this blue floral fabric in the stash for ages. I’ve also got a red and white print that makes me think of red bandanas (although it’s not paisley at all) that I think would have been really cute as the added ruffle. Probably would have ended up clashing with the preponderance of pink shirts, though.